With no doubts, the internet is a fantabulous opportunity for people with different skills to promote their work and earn money. Authors can not only earn income online with their work, but also develop their entire careers.
Online publishing offers outstanding exposure and authors can utilise their wrote articles to build their portfolios as well.
There are a lot of alternatives on the internet for independent authors ranging from writing and selling articles to webmasters, to working for publishing companies.
How to start?
You've numerous alternatives, some of them are:
1. Webmaster Forums
Offer your services to webmasters. Digitalpoint and Sitepoint are major webmaster forums with large marketplaces where you will be able to offer your writing services.
2. Freelance marketplaces
A few of the most popular freelance marketplaces are mediabistro.com, guru.com, elance.com
3. Write for Suite101
As a suite101 author you will be able to write on numerous different subjects. You'll earn income from advertising, each time a reader of one of your articles clicks on the advertisements showed inside your articles you will receive a share of the commissions.
4. Write for Squidoo
With Squidoo you can write your articles, design the layout of your page, add and take out modules, add images and videos and you can monetize your work with Google AdSense, Amazon, eBay and other associate programs.
5. Write for eHow
This site centers on “how to” articles, it allow authors to submit their own articles with commands on how to do different things. It is one of the top 30 most visited sites in the world.
You will be able to earn money with them only if you live in the U.S.A..
6. Additional opportunities include: Helium, Associated Content, HubPages and About.com.